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Supervision in Homes for the Elderly in the City of Zagreb: Nurses' Experience

Lana Stijepović ; Dom za starije osobe Centar, Zagreb
Silvia Rusac orcid id ; Studijski centar socijalnog rada, Pravni fakultet, Sveučilište u Zagrebu

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str. 171-186

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In this qualitative research, the aim of the research is to gain insights into the motifs of nurses working in homes for the elderly to be included in supervision, their work environment responses to participation in a supervisory group and the experience of participating in a supervisory group. The study was conducted with eleven medical nurses employed in homes for the elderly who represented all the homes for the elderly in the City of Zagreb. The results showed that a part of the nursing staff employed in homes for the elderly was partially informed about supervision. Accordingly, some of them consider supervision as an integral part of the work process. As sources of information on supervision, they primarily point out the chief nurse of a nursing home, a social worker or the head of a home. Research participants perceive supervision as a form of professional support for nurses. As reasons for inclusion in supervision, they state curiosity, encouragement of others, professional support and development, problem solving and job-related stress reduction. As results of supervision they expect the development of professional and personal skills and the opportunity to vent. The attitude of the superiors and colleagues towards their participation in supervision is seen either as support from their superiors or as lack of the same, and they describe the positive and negative aspects of participation in supervision. Nurses say they see the need for supervision as an integral part of the work process. This paper gives guidelines for practice and the introduction of supervision as a professional standard in the field of professional development and advancement of all professionals working in homes for the elderly in order to strengthen their competence as experts, but also to prevent professional burnout.

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supervision, nurses, home for the elderly, experience

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